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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Sep 30, 2013 1:01am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: When was "early television"?

Just curious what your opinions on this question are.

It would of course vary from country to country.

Personally, I consider early US TV to be anything from the early experiments (such as the Felix the Cat doll) to August 1956 (with the final DuMont broadcast), and early Australian television to be 27 October 1956 (official opening day of TCN-9) to October 1964 (first episode of "Homicide"). Not sure about the UK and the rest of the world though.

How about you? When do you consider early television to be?

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Poster: Quigs Date: Sep 30, 2013 12:13pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: When was 'early television'?

Well, In the U.S.A, it was during the opening of NY worlds Fair with FDR doing a speech to open and various exhibits. Also a baseball game was televised that same year.